Still from “Wildness” (2012) Directed by Wu Tsang.

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include We Can’t Even: Millennials on Film, MOJADA, Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.






    Fletcher: A Lifetime in Surf

    Fletcher: A Lifetime in Surf

    Gagosian Gallery

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jul 25, 2019 - Fri, Aug 30, 2019

    The legendary Fletcher family has been an institution and guiding presence in surf and skate culture for decades, with an influence that extends to the worlds of fashion, music, streetwear, and art. Now, Fletcher: A Lifetime in Surf, written by Dibi Fletcher—wife of Herbie and matriarch of what Esquire has called “surfing’s first family”—simultaneously traces the evolution of the Fletcher family’s life and offers an oral history of surfing’s counterculture from the 1950s to today. To commemorate the publication of ...

    Accordions Around the World

    Accordions Around the World

    Bryant Park

    Manhattan

    Wed, Jul 24, 2019 - Wed, Aug 14, 2019

    Accordions Around the World is a weekly summer series featuring accordionists as well as bandoneon, bayan, concertina, and harmonium-players of different musical genres. Audiences have an opportunity to hear music from all over the world and to experience the wide range of this often overlooked and little-known instrument in an intimate performance setting. Choose to wander the park to explore different musical stylings or set up a picnic and the artists will rotate around the ...

    We Can’t Even: Millennials on Film

    We Can’t Even: Millennials on Film

    Peter Jay Sharp Building (BAM)

    Brooklyn

    Wed, Jul 24, 2019 - Tue, Aug 06, 2019

    Though often characterized as entitled, shallow narcissists obsessed with social media likes and overpriced avocado toast, the millennial generation is in fact an extraordinarily diverse group whose lives—shaped by socio-political upheaval, economic recession, and dramatic developments in technology—are only beginning to be fully understood. We Can’t Even: Millennials on Film is a wide-ranging survey that explores how this complex generation has been represented on screen and, more recently, how it has come to represent itself. What emerges ...

    Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography

    Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Manhattan

    Wed, Jul 03, 2019 - Sun, Sep 22, 2019

    On July 20, 1969, half a billion viewers around the world watched as the Apollo 11 mission beamed back to Earth the first television footage of American astronauts on the Moon. This groundbreaking moment dramatically influenced the history of images and expanded the bounds of human perception. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents visual representations of the Moon from the dawn of photography through ...

    MOJADA

    MOJADA

    The Public Theater

    Manhattan

    Tue, Jul 02, 2019 - Sun, Aug 11, 2019

    The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) is presenting the New York run of MOJADA in LuEsther Hall through August 11. From the mind of MacArthur Genius Award-winning playwright Luis Alfaro, MOJADA is a stirring drama about love, immigration, and sacrifice, inspired by the Ancient Greek story of Medea. Directed by Chay Yew, this play masterfully combines ancient storytelling with the most pressing issues facing our country today, following a young Mexican mother who ...

Fletcher: A Lifetime in Surf

980 Madison Avenue

new york N.Y. 10075

(212) 744-2313

The legendary Fletcher family has been an institution and guiding presence in surf and skate culture for decades, with an influence that extends to the worlds of fashion, music, streetwear, and art. Now, Fletcher: A Lifetime in Surf, written by Dibi Fletcher—wife of Herbie and matriarch of what Esquire has called “surfing’s first family”—simultaneously ...

Accordions Around the World

Avenue of the Americas

New York N.Y. 10110

2127684242

Accordions Around the World is a weekly summer series featuring accordionists as well as bandoneon, bayan, concertina, and harmonium-players of different musical genres. Audiences have an opportunity to hear music from all over the world and to experience the wide range of this often overlooked and little-known instrument in an ...

Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography

1000 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10028

2125357710

On July 20, 1969, half a billion viewers around the world watched as the Apollo 11 mission beamed back to Earth the first television footage of American astronauts on the Moon. This groundbreaking moment dramatically influenced the history of images and expanded the bounds of human perception. To celebrate the ...